revolution2718 (156) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark brown, almost purple with dissipating head. Nose is dark cherries and grapes, little winey. Taste follows nose with cherry, grape, currants, red wine sweetness, moderately sour, a touch of planty bitterness/dryness on the finish. Effervescent carbonation. Don't taste any of that 10%. Stellar sour.
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BeerZombies1 (20) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
American wild ale
APPEARANCE: Gorgeous colors in this beer. Deep ruby mahogany, with a burnt orange rim variation. Little to no head with very light lacing.
AROMA: Nice and sour fruit right away. The Cabernet barrel explodes with notes of oak, currants, black cherry jam some barnyard funk rounds it out.
TASTE: Very tart lots of green apples which I didn't get on the nose. Fades rather quickly into the currant and cherries. Definitely getting that Cabernet flavors and nice oakiness.
MOUTHFEEL: Oddly enough without having a head on the beer there is a lot of prickly carbonation. Medium bodied slight oily feel maybe due to the Cabernet barrels.
OVERALL: Great, easily approachable sour. Wine drinkers will really appreciate the complex flavor profiles. Thoroughly enjoyed this, I think sharing the bottle was the way to go. The high ABV is hidden well and makes it almost to easy to drink.
RATING: 4/5 Zombie Heads!
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andrewje41 (142) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 First batch bottle pour at bottleworks. The perfect beer. Strange aroma. Sour all around. Long lasting sour finish. There is nothing I can say to describe this beer accurately. The best.
Jesterdeal (1655) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Chad. Aroma is red wine vinegar, cranberry, and oak. Pours deep burgundy with a nice carbonation but not a very big head. Taste is sour cherry, wine vinaigrette, slight currant, and a big oaky finish. Tart mouthfeel and a perfect oak presence throughout. Loved this one a lot.
mel4vegas (11) - Nevada, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle...pretty cloudy..chill haze skunky aroma...but that is where bad ends..the flavor is rich and complex...slight barrel oak..not like a buttery chard from knights vallet but good in that respect..very copmlpx and well balanced. not too much on the carbonation but just right to bring esters...extremely floral but from all the above. great beer
atlrizzob (134) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a sizzling quickly disappearing fizz. Has the aroma of tart berries and grapes. The flaming is a Chuck Norris roundhouse kick straight to your taste buds. Very tart with notes of berry, grape, cab sauv. Very unique which makes it very nice to me.
Sarapeaches1990 (12) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
OMG, beautiful. Sweet cab like aroma, rich luscious color..no I am not rating a wine. But smell goes on for ever. Reissuing Chardonnay characteristics with a Malbec body...again not rating a wine. But this stuff is amazing. Got from a friend in a bomber bottle fir our bachelorette party and it is sliding the party into oblivion. Great fizzy champagne like carbonation...and we only have two bottles. Let the games begin.
Staffan47 (809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
En flaska batch 007 (thanks STLWill). Stickande doft av frukt, kola och körsbär. Suuuur! Precis avslutat en cantillon geuze och det är läsk i jämförelse. Tror det är cuve de Tomme jag närmast tänker på eller så är det någon av flarrorna i Lost Abbey-lådan. Brutal citronsyra. 10% alkohol känner jag inte ett spår av. Fantastisk suring man gärna vill uppleva fler gånger. Delar med Egil och Isabel.
valuesource (1) - USA - FEB 20, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Batch 7, bootle conditioned 1 year. (Toronto) Incredibly hard to come by in Canada. Luckily my sister spent part of her honeymoon in SF. Pouring deep red, no head. Spour cherry with hints of currants and wine. I’ve had this on tap at the Russian River brewpub. Honestly, it’s better in the bottle. It needs time to mature (sour up). Found a 001 batch bottle at the Tornado in SD. So sour and delicioso!
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Brewpub in February 2014.
Hazy mahogany with a minimal head. Wow what a beer! Vinous with red berries, oak, vinegar and lemon. Very sour and with no hints of alcohol. I am so glad that I have at least one bottle of this one at home.